531,819 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% are women.
99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 74% live outside refugee camps or settlements.
27,177 refugees voluntary returned from DRC over the last three years. Most of them were Rwandans whose return was facilitated by UNHCR.
Working with Partners
Together with the DRC Government, working closely with the National Commission for Refugees (CNR), UNHCR ensures international protection and delivery of multi assistance to persons of concern.
UNHCR works with 16 national and international implementing partners: ACTION AID, ACTED, ADES, ADSSE, AIDES, AIRD, ADRA, COOPI, CNR, DRC, INTERSOS, NRC, SAVE CONGO, TSF and WAR CHILD NL and WAR CHILD UK.
Coordination mechanisms: Within the cluster system, UNHCR leads the Protection Cluster and co-leads the Protection and Prevention component of the National Strategy on SGBV. UNHCR also leads the Shelter Working Group within the Shelter/NFI Cluster, co-leads the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Working Group jointly with IOM, and co-leads the National Cash Working Group jointly with UNOCHA.